The A.V. Club is counting down the days leading up to the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, Sunday, September 17, with an examination of this year’s major categories. Each day, TV editor Erik Adams breaks down a category and gives us his picks for who should win, and who will win. Today we’re looking at the nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama: Viola Davis as Annalise Keating on How To Get Away With Murder Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II on The Crown Elisabeth Moss as June Osborne/Offred on The Handmaid’s Tale Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings on The Americans Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores Abernathy on Westworld Robin Wright as Claire Underwood on House Of Cards Elisabeth Moss is the clear frontrunner for her stellar turn as Offred in The Handmaid’s Tale, a potentially long overdue win given her tragically unawarded work on Mad Men. But overall this is a strong category, with Viola Davis already having taken home this award two years ago, and Keri … [Read more...] about It’s Elisabeth
Cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko, left, and Gennady Padalka of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly, right, pose for a photograph on the stairs leading into the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft during the final check of the ... NASA/Bill Ingalls Advertisement On March 27, 2015, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko left Earth to join the crew at the International Space Station. Their mission was a bit different from most of the scientific studies aboard the ISS — they were to remain on board the station almost a year (340 days), with their return trip home to take place today, March 1, 2016, courtesy of the Soyuz spacecraft. Humans have been studying the effects of microgravity for decades, but only a few missions have subjected people to such a long exposure. And even though Kelly and Kornienko will have spent nearly a year up in orbit, they don't come close to matching cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov's 437 days in space … [Read more...] about Welcome Home Astronaut Kelly and Cosmonaut Kornienko!